Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines; Or, How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 Hours 11 Minutes is a 1965 British period comedy film featuring an international ensemble cast. The film, revolving around the craze of early aviation, was directed and co-written by Ken Annakin, with a musical score by Ron Goodwin.

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines; In London 1910, a wealthy newspaper proprietor puts up a £10,000 prize for the fastest flight from London to Paris. His wager attracts a weird and eccentric collection of competitors from around the world.

Stuart Whitman — Orvil Newton
Sarah Miles — Patricia Rawnsley
James Fox — Richard Mays
Alberto Sordi — Count Emilio Ponticelli
Robert Morley — Lord Rawnsley
Gert Fröbe — Colonel Manfred von Holstein
Jean-Pierre Cassel — Pierre Dubois
Irina Demick — Brigitte/Marlene/Ingrid/Françoise/Yvette/Betty
Red Skelton — Neanderthal Man, Roman birdman and more
Terry-Thomas — Sir Percy Ware-Armitage
Eric Sykes — Courtney
Benny Hill — Fire Chief Perkins
Yujiro Ishihara — Yamamoto (voice dubbed by James Villiers)
Dame Flora Robson — Mother Superior
Karl Michael Vogler — Captain Rumpelstoss
Sam Wanamaker — George Gruber
Tony Hancock — Harry Popperwell (Aircraft Designer)
Eric Barker — French Postman
Maurice Denham — Trawler Skipper
Fred Emney — Colonel
Gordon Jackson — MacDougal
Davy Kaye — Jean, Chief mechanic for Pierre Dubois
John Le Mesurier — French Painter
Jeremy Lloyd — Lieutenant Parsons
Zena Marshall — Countess Sophia Ponticelli
Millicent Martin — Air Hostess
Eric Pohlmann — Italian Mayor
Marjorie Rhodes — Waitress
Norman Rossington — Assistant Fire Chief
Willie Rushton — Tremayne Gascoyne
Graham Stark — Fireman
Jimmy Thompson — Photographer
Michael Trubshawe — Niven, Lord Rawnsley's aide
Cicely Courtneidge — Colonel's Wife
Ronnie Stevens — Reporter
Ferdy Mayne — French Official
Vernon Dobtcheff — French Team Member

Release date 16th June 1965
Running time 139 minutes Colour